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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Apple Cinnamon Loaf

What to do on a snowy day in TN but some good ole Kitchen Therapy! And I would pretty much bet everyone has these ingredients in their pantry/fridge. This is so easy and so delicious......and while it's baking it makes your house smell yummy as well. And I used a paper plate instead of one of my pretty plates for a change.

Makes 10 Slices

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed but not 'jammed'
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2/3 cup sugar
½ cup (1 stick) light butter, softened
2 eggs (or ½ cup fat-free egg substitute)
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ¾ tsp baking powder
½ cup fat-free or reduced fat milk
1 apple (cored, peeled & chopped)

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x5” loaf pan; set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter together until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time and then add the vanilla extract.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. 'Pour' into the butter mixture and combine. Mix the milk into the batter until smooth.

Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Top with half of the chopped apples and half of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture; gently press down into the batter. Top with the remaining batter and then the rest of the apples and brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Using a knife or your finger or the handle of a fork, swirl the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture through the apples.

Bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes in the pan and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


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